Newby Hall

Route: Newby Hall

Area: North Yorkshire

Date of walk: 13th June 2018

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 2 miles

Weather: Mixed cloud and sun

We’ve made regular visits to Newby Hall and its award winning gardens for the last 25 years or so, and it’s one of our favourites. There are numerous attractions here for all ages. The house itself was closed today but that wasn’t the purpose of the visit – we were here to see the gardens

A garden plan is handed out at the entrance, but it’s hard to follow a particular route when there are so many areas which catch the eye, depending on the season 

We made a beeline for the double herbaceous border which at 172 metres is one of the longest in the country. The border has been completely dug out and replanted in recent years and was looking superb. To see the border at its stunning peak a little later in the season, click here for last year’s visit

There are numerous separate gardens within the garden: to name a few, the Rose Garden, the Water Garden, the Rock Garden, the White Garden and our other personal favourite, Sylvia’s Garden, a place for quiet contemplation. We wandered around all of these in turn and were especially impressed by the displays of candelabra primula, roses, peonies and cornus. It was another wonderful visit to this special place, and I hope we can find time to return later in the season – the gardens are in a constant state of flux and no two visits are ever the same

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